- in the form of an orb; spherical or circular
- Bot. round and flat, as some leaves
Origin of orbicularMiddle English orbiculer ; from Late Latin orbicularis ; from Classical Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, a circle
- Circular or spherical.
- Botany Circular and flat. Used especially of leaves.
Origin of orbicularMiddle English orbiculer, from Old French orbiculaire, from Late Latin orbicularis, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, circle, disk; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more orbicular, superlative most orbicular)
From the Late Latin orbiculÄris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis (“orb").